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Typography is still dominated by letterforms from the first one hundred years of European printing. Where were the processes and attitudes that lie behind these forms? Fred Smeijers is a type desinger who learn to design and cut punches: the key instruments with which metal type is made. This book is a work of practical history, with much contemporary relevance.
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Fred Smeijers is a Dutch type designer, teacher, and writer. After finishing as a student at the school of art at Arnhem, he worked as a typographic advisor to the reprographic company Océ, then became a founding member of the graphic design practice Quadraat, which provided the name for his first published typeface (FontShop, 1992). Smeijers has a whole range of distinctive typefaces to his credit, including Renard (The Enschedé Font Foundry, 1998) and Arnhem, Fresco, Sansa, and Custodia. These latter are all distributed by OurType, the company that he co-founded. His books are Counterpunch (1996) and Type now (2003). He is a winner of the Gerrit Noordzij prize (2001), and is Professor of Digital Typography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig.Review:
Counterpunch is written in an entertaining manner and Smeijer's wit frequently shines through....The book's carefully considered design, a bibliography, and a useful index complete a work that is warmly recommended to anyone interested in type. Kaspar Brand, Page
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Book Description Hyphen Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110907259421
Book Description Hyphen Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0907259421